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Harviestoun American IPA

Formerly brewed at Harviestoun
Style: American Pale Ale
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask, Occasional;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle from local Waitress, pours a pale yellow with a white head. The smell is mild citrus, light toasted malt. The taste is crisp and hoppy up frost, toasted grain and some citrus ending fairly bitter. Light+ in body with average carbonation. Not bad but a not particularly elegant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4326) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2016
From a cask at the 2016 Atlanta Cask Ale Festival. This has the fruity hops of an American IPA but without the normal power. Nice citrus notes but more like an American pale ale. The hop level does seem to increase with warming. Moderately bitter with good balance, including some malts showing up with the dominant hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Golden color with a modest white head. The nose is grassy and fresh, hoppy with citrus zest. The taste is initially sweet and somewhat bready. The finish is moderately bitter and abrupt. Overall, OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12918) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, White Lion. Golden with a small white head. Crisp malty aroma with raw cereal and bread crust. Sweet malty flavour with grassy hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2011
Cask @ Soutwark Tavern, Borough SE1. Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2011
Cask at The Haymarket. Pours a light golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of passion fruit, yeast and barley. Similar flavours with yeast and alcohol fairly prominent. Quite bitter with a long boozy, bitter finish. A little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18663) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Cask at the Argyll Arms, London. Pours clear gold with a white foam head. Pleasant, fresh and slightly weak aroma of grass and lemony citrus. Flavor is sweet up front, hints of tangy citrus, some white sugar and straw. Medium bodied, creamy, with fine carbonation. Sweet, subtly sticky finish, nips of zesty citrus hops, bit more plain sugar, and some lingering grassy bitterness that seems to arrive from out of nowhere. Decent beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ White Lion, London. RBESG 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Citrus, fruit and flowers. A bit of buiscuit. Dry and bitter. Smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at White Lion. Clear golden/amber - white head. Ok hoppy, fruity, high bitterness, tea, herbal, orange, nice fruity hoppy, medium malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2834) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 18, 2011
Cask @ Snow Goose, Inverness
Appearance - Straw colour, hazy, thin dense white head
Aroma - Citrus hops, tropical fruit, mango, peach, bit of straw
Taste - Grapefruity hops, sweet malt, tropical fruits. Bit bland for an ’American IPA’, but pleasent taste.
Palate - Citrus acidity to lingering bitter finish with a hint of cereal
Overall - OK IPA. Quite pleasent, but taste got duller with the drinking. It’s really a golden ale, not hoppy enough to be a USA IPA. It’s not ’very hoppy’ as the pump clip states. I was a bit disappointed with this one, expecting something with more zazz after reading the description. Easy drinking, though.

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